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Rotational Moulding Operator

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Craigavon, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
As a Rotational Moulding Operator, you will be responsible for operating rotational moulding
machines to produce high-quality plastic products. Your role involves loading moulds with raw
materials, setting up and monitoring the moulding process, and ensuring that finished products meet
quality standards. Attention to detail, adherence to safety procedures, and the ability to work
effectively in a team are essential for success in this position.

What you'll do

  • Machine Setup and Preparation:
  • Prepare moulds and equipment for production according to specifications.
    Load raw materials, such as plastic resins and additives, into the moulds.
    Set up machine parameters, including temperature, rotation speed, and cycle time, based on production requirements.
  • Machine Operation:
  • Operate rotational moulding machines to produce plastic products.
    Monitor machine operation to ensure that the moulding process runs smoothly and efficiently.
    Adjust machine settings as necessary to optimise production and maintain product quality.
    Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Quality Control:
  • Inspect finished products for defects, such as air bubbles, warping, or incomplete filling.
    Ensure that products meet quality standards and specifications.
    Implement corrective actions to address quality issues and prevent defects from recurring.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance:
  • Clean moulds, equipment, and work areas regularly to prevent contamination and maintain hygiene standards.
    Perform routine maintenance tasks on rotational moulding machines, such as lubrication and calibration.
    Replace worn-out or damaged machine parts as necessary to ensure optimal performance.
  • Safety Compliance:
  • Adhere to safety protocols and procedures at all times to prevent accidents and injuries.
    Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, safety glasses, and hearing protection, while operating machinery.
    Identify and report any safety hazards or concerns to the supervisor or safety officer.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate records of production activities, including machine settings, production quantities, and quality inspections.
    Complete production reports and logs as required by management.
    Communicate effectively with supervisors and team members to ensure smooth workflow and timely resolution of issues.

What you'll need

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical training or experience in machine operation or plastics manufacturing is desirable.
  • Previous experience operating rotational moulding machines or similar equipment preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions and procedures accurately.
  • Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot equipment issues and perform minor repairs.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and practices in a manufacturing setting.

Why else you'll love it here

  • Working Conditions: The role primarily operates in a manufacturing environment, which may involve exposure to loud noises, moving machinery, and various chemicals. Training and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided, and adherence to safety protocols is mandatory. The position may require occasional overtime and weekend work to meet production deadlines.
  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
Working at Octopus Energy Group is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to be part of a passionate team that is driving the transition to a cleaner, greener future. We offer a friendly and inclusive work environment that encourages collaboration, innovation, and personal growth.
If you're excited about making a real difference and want to be involved in the production of cutting-edge heat pumps, we would love to hear from you! Join us at Octopus Energy Group in Portadown and help shape the future of sustainable energy.